2018 Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities

New Storytellers: Digital Ethnic StudiesThe Seventh Annual Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities

October 25-26, 2018

Our objective this year is to feature new stories and new storytellers in the field of digital ethnic studies broadly. The forum will be organized as a workshop for scholars working predominately in Minority Serving Institutions and aimed at developing new approaches in designing scholarship that engages with communities in meaningful ways. The forum will address two major questions for scholars working in this field: what is needed to advance Digital Ethnic Studies? and What stories in this field are suited for the digital medium? All participants will work in teams to tackle these questions and come up with ideas, designs, and solutions aimed at developing both at the field and their individual scholarship. The forum will also seek to build up a community of scholars working together as a cohort. We will have group dinners to learn more about one another's scholarship and teaching, and we will have a special showing of artwork by Kara Walker, Gordon Parks, and others, from the permanent collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art. The group will also have a special showing at the Ross Theater.

The hashtag for this event is #DHethnic18

Thursday, October 25

Sheldon Auditorium

Free & open to the public

3:30-5:00 A Roundtable on Digital Ethnic Studies
  • Roopika Risam, Salem State
  • Shearon Roberts, Xavier University
  • Alberto Rodriguez, Texas A & M University, Kingsville
  • Ken Price, UNL (moderator)

Friday, October 26

Jackie Gaughan Multcultural Center

By invitation

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., Registration and Coffee
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m., Welcoming Remarks
9:00-10:30 Workshop
10:45-11:30 Presentation round and critique and discussion
12:00 Lunch and lightning round of CDRH projects
1:30 Workshop
2:00 Presentation round and critique

List of participants:

Invited speakers from Xavier, Texas A&M-Kingville, and Salem State U, respectively

Shearon Roberts (Mass Communication)
Alberto Rodriguez (History)
Roopika Risam (English)

CUNY/College of Staten Island

Amy Stempler (Interim Chief Librarian)
Artemida Tesho (History)

Fisk University

Holly Hamby (English)
Brandon Owens (Library)

Huston-Tillotson University

Rosalee R. Martin (Sociology)
Sumor Sheppard (Spanish)

U of Minnesota Morris

Becca Gercken (American Indian literature, multicultural literature)
Stephen Gross (University archivist)


Aniruddha Mukhopadhyay (English)
Craig Meyer (English)

Xavier University of Louisiana

Biljana Obradovic (English)
Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir (History)
Hunter College (CUNY)
Iris Finkel (Librarian)

Fresno State University

J. Ashley Foster (English)
Leece Lee-Oliver (Native American Studies and Women's Studies)
Tammy Lau (Archives and Special Collections)
Jenny Bahn (Anthropology)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Laura K. Muñoz (History)
Dawne Curry (History)

The Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities is an annual, thematic exploration of issues in Digital Humanities at UNL. It is a reinvention of the Nebraska Digital Workshop, which has been held annually since 2006. UNL is well-known internationally as a leader in Digital Humanities research via the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, which is the major sponsor of the Forum. The program has also been funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and private donations.

For additional information, view our past fora and past workshops.